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Lou Healy

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design 2019 / 20

Throughout the year I've experimented with countless processes, ranging from film making to stitching - all of this experimentation leading me to discover the underlying basis of my work is always to create a detailed narrative.

Over the course of this isolation period, I rediscovered my love for creating music. I have produced, composed, and sung my own songs and decided to create cover art and music videos on the theme of grief as it is something that is very familiar to me.

I've looked at the video artist Bill Viola, who became obsessed with water after having a near death experience at an early age. Since our themes were compatible, I thought using his motifs would particularly suit my song ‘I love you so so much, I miss you so so much’ - the song is an anarchic lullaby about grief, love and loss that I wrote about my friend who passed away. I decided to film at night as I found the lighting in the pool outlines the figure in the water helped portray the atmosphere of disconnecting with reality and being in a bubble.

The second song was a power ballad grieving a part of my life I no longer connect with. I wanted to explore new tonal shifts in my music, and so moving on from the lofi indie track into more of a power ballad was a fun dynamic.

What I’ve realised over the course of this term is that my time management and keeping up with my mental health pulls me back. I've learned that it's important to develop my work and keep it true to myself. When I started the course, I didn't really know what path I wanted to go towards and the art school has facilitated me to explore my creativity and become more sure of myself.

Throughout the year I've experimented with countless processes, ranging from film making to stitching - all of this experimentation leading me to discover the underlying basis of my work is always to create a detailed narrative.

Over the course of this isolation period, I rediscovered my love for creating music. I have produced, composed, and sung my own songs and decided to create cover art and music videos on the theme of grief as it is something that is very familiar to me.

I've looked at the video artist Bill Viola, who became obsessed with water after having a near death experience at an early age. Since our themes were compatible, I thought using his motifs would particularly suit my song ‘I love you so so much, I miss you so so much’ - the song is an anarchic lullaby about grief, love and loss that I wrote about my friend who passed away. I decided to film at night as I found the lighting in the pool outlines the figure in the water helped portray the atmosphere of disconnecting with reality and being in a bubble.

The second song was a power ballad grieving a part of my life I no longer connect with. I wanted to explore new tonal shifts in my music, and so moving on from the lofi indie track into more of a power ballad was a fun dynamic.

What I’ve realised over the course of this term is that my time management and keeping up with my mental health pulls me back. I've learned that it's important to develop my work and keep it true to myself. When I started the course, I didn't really know what path I wanted to go towards and the art school has facilitated me to explore my creativity and become more sure of myself.

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2D Design Drawing Film